This is a plan setting out your child’s, or (if you’re a young person) your own, education, health care and social care needs. It is a legal document which you can rely on and enforce.

By law it must contain certain information including:

  1. what special educational needs your child has (or if you’re a young person, you have)
  2. what help is required to meet these challenges, and
  3. what setting (or type of setting) your child is, or you as a young person are, to attend (unless education otherwise than at/in a school applies).

You can find a list of all the information an EHC plan must contain in our EHC plan checklist.

If you are unhappy with the contents of an EHC plan, you can ask for it to be changed at the next annual review, during mediation or by appealing it in the SEND Tribunal (if it has recently been issued).

You can find out more about EHC plans on our website.